Apple May Launch White iPhone 4 on April 27

Apple’s long missing white iPhone 4 may finally be only days away now that reports are pointing to an April 27 launch. The white version of Apple’s combination iPod and smartphone was conspicuously missing when the fourth generation model went on sale last year and kept slipping past rumored launch dates because of production issues.

White iPhone 4Apple’s white iPhone 4 may launch this Wednesday

A leaked photo showing an inventory screen from big box retailer Best Buy indicates a new iPhone model will be available this Wednesday, according to 9 to 5 Mac. The anonymous source that provided the photo claimed both GSM (AT&T compatible) and CDMA (Verizon compatible) versions were listed in the company’s inventory database.

Sources claim retailers will be receiving white iPhone 4 inventory ahead of the rumored April 27 launch, and reports have begun coming in stating that some stores have already received promotional materials, according to AppleInsider. Anonymous sources also said that some stores have already received shipping notifications for white iPhone 4 inventory.

Vodafone accidentally sold a white iPhone 4 last week, according to yet another rumor, thanks to an inventory control issue. That incident allegedly led to a corporate lockdown on the units “until next week.”

Apple has confirmed that it will begin selling the white iPhone 4 sometime this spring, but hasn’t announced an official launch date. With the alleged leaks so far, however, it seems likely that the white model may finally go on sale this Wednesday, about nine months after the black model shipped.